A leading Sheffield business figure has been appointed Chair of local charity Age UK Sheffield.
David Campbell, who has been Deputy Chair since 2014, will lead the charity’s work to support people aged 50 and over in Sheffield.
Mr Campbell is Chair of the Sheffield-based Tinsley Bridge Group and owner/director at IIDEA Ltd, an SME based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park. He is also the current President of the Sheffield & District Society of Chartered Accountants. He previously had a 34-year career in regional and national leadership roles at the accounting firm Grant Thornton, including three years in a transformation chief executive role in Grant Thornton’s South Africa member firm.
Mr Campbell said: “I am honoured to be taking on the role of Chair of the Board of Trustees of Age UK Sheffield. We have a talented and dedicated workforce who are consistently rated highly by our clients in Sheffield, and our board capabilities are exceptional. We have an extraordinarily difficult operational environment to contend with, with cuts in social welfare provision happening at a time when demand from those in need is increasing incessantly. I hope I can help to guide the organisation and build on the success of my predecessor, Professor Mike Smith, with our Chief Executive Steve Chu.”